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All Hands Volunteers Pull Together With Ecuadorean Communities

By Alice Pettway
By Alice Pettway

When my partner and I heard about the devastating earthquake in Ecuador last spring, we knew we wanted to help. But we were also wary of throwing in with an organization that might do more harm than good. The earthquake damage was more apparent with each mile that passed—cracks in the road, rubble, half-houses spilling reminders of normal life. It was obvious how much help was needed, and we hoped that All Hands Volunteers Ecuador Earthquake Response was doing a good job. They were—and they are.

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Travel

Spring Jaunt: Philly Off the Hook

By Stacia Friedman
By Stacia Friedman

Here’s an insider’s guide designed to entice you to keep on exploring this captivating city after you’ve paid your respects to the iconic buildings on Independence Square.

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News · Politics · Travel

U.S.-Cuba Relations: Bridging the Gap

By Alice Pettway
By Alice Pettway

The Cuban immigration officer looked at me askance when I told him I’d like my U.S. passport stamped. My accent stood out in a whirlwind of European and South American voices. My anxiety wasn’t lessened as my taxi from the airport passed billboards referring to "El Bloqueo"—the blockade—as genocide.

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Lifestyle · Travel

Enchanted Autumn: A Road Scholar’s Hike Through the Lake Country of Italy

By Jane Moffett, LCSW-R, Ph.D., S.E.P
By Jane Moffett, LCSW-R, Ph.D., S.E.P

Participants came from all over the U.S. Most of the group had worked in a professional capacity, and some still were active in their careers. Among us were teachers, school administrators, college professors, doctors, psychotherapists, a filmmaker, a lawyer, and business people. All had a zest for learning that more than justified our title as “scholars.”

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Lifestyle · Travel

Turning 60 in the Land of Oz

By Eleanore Wells
By Eleanore Wells

Once I made the decision to move, I noticed that I approached NYC slightly differently. I stopped looking at two things I typically like looking at: clothing and men. Clothing because, well, I'm throwing things out and not looking to re-accumulate. And the man thing just made sense.

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